Established since 1995, Splash Gordon offers a design and build service for water gardens, water features and natural swimming pools (swimming ponds). The company has a background in fine art sculpture, and can create unique designs for modern, rustic or completely natural environments. Aquatic sculpture commissions are undertaken.
Splash Gordon offers a full design service for water features and their associated landscapes. The company also works alongside garden designers, landscape architects and architects.
Splash Gordon water gardens are built to last, having a life expectancy of 50 years, and are guaranteed for three years. The company uses 1mm firestone rubber liners which are sandwiched between protective felt.
Rubber liners and protective felt are made from recycled materials. Beneath the liners is fine sand and above is 10mm of gravel or concrete. All streams and cascades have a layer of concrete on the liner onto which the natural stone is mortared. Excavation is a major part of building a water garden. Soil quadruples in volume when excavated and getting rid of it is often a problem. The best and most environmentally-friendly solution is to keep it on site.
Pumping, filtration and maintenance
Splash Gordon normally uses submersible pumps which are installed into bio-mechanical filters. Once the correct natural balance is achieved, the finished installation will have clean water; algae blooms can occur while the pond is new.
Annual maintenance services are also provided, or less frequent site visits, in order to carry out filter cleaning.